How does it work?
MicroShade® is a passive and highly effective shading element fully integrated into a double or triple pane insulating glazing unit.
MicroShade® consists of microscopic lamellas which shade the direct sun progressively. The shading effect of the microscopic lamellas can be compared to that of exterior blinds, except the micro lamellas remain invisible as they are too small for the human eye to see.
In the summer, where the sun is high in the sky, the energy from the sunlight is reduced with up to 90% by the MicroShade® lamellas. In contrast, MicroShade allows roughly 35% of solar transmittance in the winter which reduces the need for heating during the cold period.
MicroShade® allows a high level of natural daylight to enter the building and is available in various configurations and colours suitable for both facade and roof applications.
Glazing with MicroShade® requires no control units, no configurations and no extra maintenance or service. MicroShade® is compatible with all modern glazing configurations including structural glazing, sound reduction and safety glazing configurations.